Travis Carter

Travis  Carter
  • PhD Candidate
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • BS 2019, University of Iowa
  • 142 Baker Hall
  • 655 Auditorium Rd.
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • (517) 353-5150


Curriculum Vitae

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Travis is a doctoral candidate in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. His research centers on policing, with a focus on racial inequalities in police behavior and crime prevention, and developing evidence-based solutions through research partnerships with police agencies. Travis serves as a Graduate Research Fellow for the Michigan Justice Statistics Center and his recent work has appeared in Crime & Delinquency, Policing: An International Journal, and Journal of Criminal Justice.

Research Interests

  • Policing
  • Racial Disparities in Policing
  • Crime Prevention

Selected Publications

Carter, T. & Wolfe, S. (2021). Explaining the Relationship Between Neighborhood Disorder and Crime Fear: The Perceptual Role of Neighbors and the Police. Journal of Criminal Justice.

Carter, T. & Turner, N. (2021). Examining the Immediate Effects of COVID-19 on Residential and Commercial Burglaries in Michigan: An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis. Journal of Criminal Justice.